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Diwali - the Hindu festival of light

We had a wonderful week learning all about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. We learned about Hindu  traditions and dressed up in traditional dress! We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and thought about the characters.We made fantastic Diwa lamps from clay and decorated them with sequins and sparkly jewels! We then enjoyed trying some Indian dancing, we learned that some animals such as a snake, a peacock, a fish and a deer can be represented by different moves!
We brought the week to a spectacular close by joining together with Reception and Year 2. We decorated the hall with our Diwa lamps and turned off the lights. It looked beautiful! The children enjoyed watching Bollywood dancing while they tried some Indian foods! We watched Year 2 count to 5 in Hindi and all joined in singing a 'Happy Diwali' song. We made Happy Diwali cards for Year 2!